CernVM-FS Release Procedure

In agreement with WLCG, publishing a CernVM-FS release involves the following steps

  1. The release version is branched in the git repository
  2. The code is checked by the Coverity static code checker
  3. A cluster of virtual machines is spawned that run the cvmfs test cases
  4. The release is announced to the cvmfs-testing@cern.ch mailing list for a test at scale. Unless issues are reported, feature releases are promoted after 2 weeks.  Bugfix releases are promoted after 3 days. Security fixes might be promoted faster in agreement with the WLCG security teams.

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